A natural phenomenon more common for America, a tornado, has hit the South of France shocking locals and holidaymakers on the Côte d'Azur, the Mediterranean coastline.
As thousands in Central Europe are struggling to cope with
devastating floods which have already claimed the lives of at
least 21 people, a tornado ripped through the French Riviera on
The violently rotating column of air and water formed off the
coast not far from popular resort towns of Cannes and Nice.
The phenomenon was observed from the Cagnes-sur-Mer commune in
southeastern France, rising off to Villeneuve-Loubet and Antibes,
So far, no damage or injury has been reported.
The incident is being widely discussed on social networking services where users – some of them freaked out others rather thrilled - share videos and photos of the “tornado.”
“OMG there was a mini tornado in my town today. In Nice!” tweeted user nicknamed Sachamallow.
“There's been a tornado in Cannes. I bet the end of the world is approaching! we're all gonna die you, will see,” noted @Amaandarine.
Watch the video.